Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Miles Davis Stamp NYC Debut Attended by Family and Friends

Billboard magazine reports, "Miles Davis and French singer Edith Piaf were both honored with Forever stamps June 12, which debuted simultaneously in the U.S. and France."

According to the report, "In a ceremony at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, the stamps were unveiled in front of a crowd that included Davis' son Erin Davis, daughter Cheryl Davis, and nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr., as well as Blue Note Records chief creative officer Don Was, SiriusXM program director Mark Ruffin, jazz bassist Ron Carter, producer George Avakian, actress Cicely Tyson, and U.S. deputy postmaster general Ronald Stroman, who dedicated the stamps."

Los Angeles will host a second stamp dedication June 27, which will be followed by a "Miles Davis Celebration" concert hosted by Herbie Hancock at Hollywood Bowl. Hancock will be providing the musical score for an upcoming feature film starring Don Cheadle and based on Davis' life.

Shown above,  (from left to right) Davis' nephew Vince Wilburn, Jr, Davis' daughter Cheryl Davis, and son Erin Davis.

For more photos and to read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM